$288,000 might sound like an onerous amount to pay for a car. But with the eye-popping McLaren 720S from the marque’s Super Series writing the check would be a privilege.
Equipped with a 710-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that rockets it from zero to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 212 mph, it outpaces and outclasses rivals like the Ferrari 488 GTB and Lamborghini Huracan.
Not the sort of behavior one expects from a well-bred Brit? Well McLaren has been building some of the world’s fastest cars for a long time. It’s Formula One team is second only to Ferrari in terms of overall wins.
Their mission is nothing short of a “relentless quest to push the limits of possibility” and every McLaren model is a heady blend of exotic appeal, bespoke looks and an air of well-engineered exclusivity.
McLaren notes the 720S offers the “widest breadth of dynamic capability of any McLaren, from controlled comfort to extreme handling prowess.” It also resembles a great white shark, an inspiration for its designers, while the dihedral doors that flip up lend it a beauty that’s almost sculptural.
Don’t take our word for it though, check out the video wherein we piloted a dark blue example in Kennebunkport, Maine. And somehow managed not to give any onlookers whiplash…
Video credit: David Jacob
Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. He is also the founding editor of the Page Six magazine.